Food Day – join the second annual celebration

Last year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest launched Food Day, a harvest-season counterpart to Earth Day, to honor food that is healthy for person and planet. Thousands of events were held around the country on or around the official day October 24, from potluck dinners to picnics and teach-ins.

This year, over 100 events are scheduled to happen around the Bay Area, not counting ones that have already occurred. In Lafayette, we chose October 14 to celebrate the first harvest in our town’s community garden.

Here are some upcoming events you might consider attending:

Tomorrow, Sunday October 21, from noon to 4 pm, Oakland’s Tassafaronga Park, 975 85th Ave Oakland, CA 94621   Live music, recipe exchange, cooking demonstration, jam-making workshop, documentaries, and more. Created byActa Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) and California Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC).

Oakland is offering a stunning variety of Food Day events!  Sunday you can also learn about GMOs at Oliveto Restaurant, 5655 College Avenue, Oakland, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Tuesday, from 1.30 to 6 pm Produce market at Franklin Elementary School, 915 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606. “The Oakland Farms-to-Schools program brings affordable fresh produce to public schools in East Oakland. The program is collaboration between the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Farms-to-School Network.”

Wednesday, the General Services Administration will offer green smoothies, a health coach, the CSA Farm Fresh to You, and a screening of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary Weight of the Nation. Can Can Cleanse will give away samples of their fresh juice. Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave, 1st floor lobby, San Francisco, CA 94102

This is just a tiny sample of all the events going on around the Bay Area this coming week to celebrate healthy food. Find one near you  here.

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